Celebrating its 26th year, this festival is an extravaganza of art, culture, recreation and sport! Edmonton’s oldest winter festival returns and it is free for the whole family. Wander through the snow Sculpture Garden, try your hand at Jam-Can Curling, cheer on the racers at the Kortebaan–a traditional Dutch long-blade skate race, cheer on competitors in the Northgate skate races, explore the magical Silver Skate Folk Trails, or enjoy live entertainment after the sun goes down during Night Works. Check out the 2017 Capital Classic Hockey Tournament in the heart of Hawrelak Park on February 18th for a heated beer garden, fire pit and of course, hockey!
Year after year a favourite amongst visitors is Fire Sculpture. With the pitch black winter sky as a backdrop, sculptures and effigies burn orange, amber and gold dancing across the snow telling tales from all over the world. The hot glow from this beautiful display will warm your ice cold, rosy cheeks–a true goosebumps moment.